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Elf (2003) ‘The Snowball Fight’ – 30 Favorite Christmas Movies

December 17, 2012

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Perhaps Will Ferrell’s best movie. The story of Buddy the Elf is an irresistible recasting of the Santa story. Zooey Deschanel‘s sterling role doesn’t hurt one bit.

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White Christmas (1954) Original Trailer – 30 Favorite Christmas Movies

December 17, 2012

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Not much Jesus (or Santa), but a wonderful tale of friendship and loyalty. We watch it every year and it chokes us up every time.

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Thinking Well About Things (Other Than Politics) by C.C. Pecknold

December 2, 2012

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C.C. Pecknold is assistant professor of systematic theology at The Catholic University of America. He is most recently the author of Christianity and Politics: A Brief Guide to the History (Cascade 2010).  His article is written to Catholics but is certainly applicable to all Christians (and perhaps even to non-Christians).  Follow the link at the end […]

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What Christian Women Think About Lifestyles, Priorities and Time Commitments

November 25, 2012

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Women in American churches know how they want to be perceived by others: they want to be influenced by the Bible, and reject the idea of being heavily affected by the media. But is this an actuality or merely an aspiration? David Kinnaman discusses new Barna research.

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Tribute to my Father, Warren Kenneth Stratton (1933 – 2012)

June 19, 2012

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Dear Two Handed Warrior Community, I am too overwhelmed to write much now, but I wanted to explain why it has been quite awhile since my last post. On June 4 I arrived in Bedford, New Hampshire after doctors informed our family that my father’s pulmonary fibrosis was advancing so rapidly he might have as few as […]

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Screenwriting 101: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving the Impossible – Step 4, by Christopher Riley

May 18, 2012

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Like painting a house, the prep work is often more important than the paint itself by Christopher Riley Part of ongoing series: Screenwriting 101: Why Story Structure Matters, Even If You Don’t Want It To Step 4: Develop The One Now that you’ve chosen the one — the one movie that you are going to write (step 3), […]

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Are Christians Writing “Edgy” for the Wrong Reasons? by Jeff Goins

April 19, 2012

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Good art tests boundaries. It always has. We artists just need to check our motives (and egos) before we endeavor to create it. A Conversation with Randy Elrod’s: Why Christians Are Creating More “Edgy” Art, and C.J. Darlington’s, “Writing edgy… for all the wrong reasons. by Jeff Goins | 18 Comments | Twitter |  Facebook | Google+ Sometimes in our quest to usher art in to […]

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2012 MOVIEGUIDE AWARDS: Tonight on the Hallmark Movie Channel

February 24, 2012

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  The Hallmark Movie Channel will broadcast the 20th Annual Movieguide Awards TONIGHT! Hosted by TVs Superman, Dean Cain, the program honors the year’s best family and mature audience movies. Appearances include Grammy-nominee Natalie Grant, actors Antonio Banderas, Jim Carrey, Billy Bob Thornton, Salma Hayek, Robert Duvall, Angela Lansbury, Kevin Sorbo, Corbin Bernsen, Miss America Teresa Scanlan, […]

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Top Ten Culture Shaping Moments of 2011, by @Qideas

December 31, 2011

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Is culture really getting any better? Where’s the proof that all the dialogue and collaboration Q is committed to is having any impact? We’ve heard it all and we get it. Many think the work of “cultural renewal” is elusive, and understandably so. It’s not easy to show concretely how culture is changing over time. But […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2011

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As Christmas in the Stratton household comes to a close with the traditional watching of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Sue and I wanted to express to you the joy and gratitude that fills our hearts this evening as we think of YOU!   Last year we could barely scrape together a hundred members of the Two […]

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Two Handed Warriors at Eight Months

July 10, 2011

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Reflections on the Relaunch of Two Handed Warriors Dear Two Handed Warrior Community, When Sue and I first launched Two Handed Warriors eight months ago we never could have imagined how many people would connect with our theme. All we had was a deep conviction that an unnecessary dichotomy between faith and culture has plagues both […]

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On Improving Your Writing By Copying Your Cat

June 2, 2011

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Most often, a writer is working at their hardest when stretched out in a hammock, a leg dangling outside, a cool Mojito in one hand and a sun hat on their face. Pure, full-on, no-holds-barred writing. Yes sir. If you want to improve as a writer – copy your cat…

Most often, a writer is working at their hardest when stretched out in a hammock, a leg dangling outside, a cool Mojito in one hand and a sun hat on their face. Pure, full-on, no-holds-barred writing. Yes sir. If you want to improve as a writer – copy your cat…

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